Where We Browse to Discover New Books & Authors

Where We Browse to Discover New Books & Authors

Joelle Alcaidinho
Oct 20, 2011

Back in July we talked about some of our favourite online sites and tools for book lovers. These sites are great regardless if you consume your reading material via your Kindle, iPad, or a paper book. In tonight's post we will take a look at a few new online additions for book lovers that are particularly great for discovering new books and authors.

Small Demons

Small Demons is a site that is currently in beta that aims to connect you to the world inside of the books you love. By making connections between places, books, and people referenced in your favourite books you discover new titles and authors. The interface is well designed and we eagerly await the addition of more titles and features.

aNobii

aNobii is similar to GoodReads in that it is a site for you to show off the books that you've read and see what your friends are currently reading. Like GoodReads, aNobii also has an app for both Android and iPhone. The best feature of the aNobii app is a scanner which lets you add paper titles to your virtual shelves in a snap.

Book Country

Book Country is the site you need to check out if you want to be the first to scoop new fiction authors. Book Country by Penguin is currently in beta and is a place where new novelists debut their work which is then read and critiqued by the community. The best thing about the site is the Genre Map for book discovery which makes it easy to find books that fit your current tastes. Frankly we like the Genre Map concept so much we wish Netflix and Hulu used it.

What online sites and tools do you use to discover new books and authors?

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